Know How To Restore Files from .enc file virus
.enc file virus is a highly vicious file encrypting or data locking infection which is also known as Crypto malware. It is mainly designed to makes the system files totally inaccessible as well as forces the victim to pay ransom money. It was discovered by the team of cyber hacker with the main target to extort huge ransom money by phishing innocent users. It secretly gets installed into the System without any user’s knowledge. It uses the latest and powerful encryption algorithm to encrypt all kind of files. It also adds “.enc” extension to the each encrypted files to makes them totally inaccessible for the victim. Therefore accessing even single file is completely impossible. While victim try to access even single file then the fake error message and scaring ransom note displays on the system screen which inform victim about the encrypted files and demands huge ransom money.
The ransom message explained that their data and file is completely encrypted by a powerful encryption algorithm. So that accessing even single file is completely inaccessible. Victim need to buy decryption key which stored on the remote server place. Cyber-criminal hide decryption key on a remote server and blackmail victim to pay ransom money to receive an individual key. In order to receive a decryption key victim have to pay a ransom of 25000 Swedish Kronas (SEK) in Bitcoins. It also stated that the ransom will increase by 1000 SEKs every day, after than the encryption key is permanently deleted. As a testing decryption is possible victim can send one or more non-valuable file for free decryption key. The file should not contain any valuable data like as word, documents, large excel sheet and so on. The total size of the file must less than 1 MB. They also warned, if victim attempt to rename their files names or recover files from third party recovery Software then they can loss their data and file permanently.
Text presented in (enc) ransomware text file (“aboutYourFiles.txt”):
Hi. Thank you for using my program. If you’re reading this, a lot of your files have
been encrypted. To decrypt them, you need my decryption program. For this, I want 25 000 sek, I want
them in bitcoin. Email me when you’ve paid with details about the transaction. I’ll give you two days.
If you have not paid in two days (from the day you received the email), It will cost 1000 sek more per day.
If I have not heard from you after five days (from the day you received the email), I assume your files are not that
important to you. So I’ll delete your decryption-key, and you will never see your files again.
After the payment, email me the following information:
* the bitcoin address you sent from (important, write it down when you do the transaction)
* the ID at the bottom of this document (this is important!! Otherwise I don’t know which key belongs
Then I will send you the decryption-program and provide you with instructions of how to remove
the virus if you have not already figured it out.
Make sure to get the bitcoin adress right, copy and paste and double check. If you send the bitcoin
to the wrong adress, it will be lost forever. You cant stop or regret a bitcoin transaction.
Do not loose this document. You also have a copy of it on your desktop.
Do NOT change any filenames!!! !!!
Thank you for the money, it means a lot to me.
Should Victim trust on Cyber-criminal:
Victim should not trust on cyber-criminal because there is no any proof they will send decryption tool just after received ransom money. In most of the cases, victim complained that cyber-criminal cuts all the way of communication after received ransom money. It also deletes the shadow copies and system restores points. So this virus does not want you to recover your files any way. So we are highly advice do not trust on them and never try to pay ransom money or any kind of deal.
What victim should do if their PC got infected by .enc file virus:
Victim never tries to restore files by paying money to the hacker. Once you made the pay there is no way to track who took your money. If the decryption key given but don’t work properly. Then you will lose their files and money both. So in this situation victim have to remove .enc file virus completely from PC by using powerful antimalware tool. After that you can easily restore files by using back up file if you have. If there is no back up you have then you can use third party recovery Software tool to restore or recover all your encrypted files.
Name: .enc file virus
Threat Type: File Virus, Ransomware
Encrypted Files Extension: .enc
Ransom Demanding Message: (“aboutYourFiles.txt”)
Ransom Amount: 25000 Swedish Kronas (SEK) in Bitcoins
Cyber-criminal contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symptoms: cannot open files stored on your System, A ransom demanding message is displayed on your desktop screen.
Distribution Methods: It mostly distributed into the System via email attachments, freeware program, updating System Software and other tricky ways.
Removal Tool: In order to keep the files safe and secure further encryption please scan the System with automatic removal tool to remove .enc file virus completely from PC.
How did get intrude into the System:
.enc file virus mostly intrude into the System via the spam email attachments, freeware installation, updating System Software and other tricky ways. Spam email often sends by the team of cyber-criminal which contains malicious attachments in the form of documents, text, pictures, PDF, Java script and so on. These attachments seem so legit and useful as well as send through reputable organisation. Once opening such types of attachments causes the infiltration of malicious infections. Freeware often comes with the pre-package of additional malicious program. While users download and installed freeware program into the System without checking the custom or advance options then the additional malicious program also gets installed with them which leads lots of infections. It also comes while users updating System software with unknown sources such as download.com, download32.com and other site.
How To Protect your System from .enc file virus:
Do not try to open any mail which received from unknown sender. If you don’t know the sender name and address, please try to verify that firstly. Users must check the grammatical error and spelling mistakes of the body content. Users are highly advice, do not try to download and installed freeware program from third party site. Use official or trustworthy site while downloading and installed especially freeware program. Read the installation guide carefully till the end. It is highly important to select custom or advance options to prevent the installation of additional malicious program. Always use official or relevant sources while updating System Software.
Automatic Removal of . .enc file virus:
.enc file virus is a nasty virus that is mainly designed to encrypt the system files and makes them totally inaccessible. So we are highly recommended to eliminate this virus completely as soon as possible. A manual method is risky and time consuming method so we suggested to remove .enc file virus by using automatic removal tool.
[Tips & Tricks] How to remove .enc file virus?
If your System has infected with .enc file virus, then be careful. You should try to remove this Ransomware from your computer immediately. As we all know that Ransomware is able to encrypt/lock your personal files stored in your computer hard drives by adding its own extension in each file. However, it spreads the copies of itself in each location of your computer quickly and makes all types of files encrypted. So, we recommended you to remove .enc file virus from System as soon as possible. Here, you can get proper solution to remove Ransomware from your machine. To remove crypto-malware, read the instructions given below.
Harmful impacts of .enc file virus: How it gets into your machine? And what it does?
Thanks to Cyber security experts & researchers who have discovered .enc file virus that is activity being distribute against computer users. It uses several techniques to get enters into your PCs and makes all files of your System locked. According to experts, cybercriminals uses several techniques to spread .enc file virus in your machine i.e.,
- Infected files: The hackers can create infected documents by injecting malicious codes in it and spread these malicious files via free software packages which you are downloaded from internet.
- Phishing Campaigns: Cybercriminals use email spam techniques to distribute .enc file virus on target machine. They can launch large scale email campaigns and develop such websites that will impersonate genuine services. As receipt or visitors, you will see stolen or fabricated content that forced the users into downloading and running the infected files.
- Malicious sites or file sharing network: Cyber crooks can redirect your browser’s search on shady or hacked websites and also use file sharing network to spread the harmful programs.
Further explanation about .enc file virus, this nasty Ransomware injects malicious codes in targeted machine and performs malicious actions against System security including disabled all the security application, block Firewall, Modifies System registry setting, locks all files and many other damages in your computer. The main motive of cybercriminals behinds the Ransomware attack is to lock your personal files and asks you to pay ransom money for decryption key. However, it spreads the copies of ransom note as explanation on your System screen which suggests you what to do when all files have been locked.
.enc file virus considered as crypto-virus helps extortionists to earn illegal money
It is another dangerous Ransomware program created cybercriminals for malware campaigns. Initially, the extortionists start injecting System registry to achieve and interfere with processes in Windows. However, it encrypts all files stored in your computer and displays the ransomware note in front of you on the screen. They demand certain amount of ransom money and ask you to contact their technical experts for further information about decryption key. We recommended you should not to pay any amount of extortion money for decryption. I am sure that .enc file virus or hacker behind this ransomware will never decrypt or recover your files at any cases. However, it could be set to delete all Shadow Volume copies from Windows Operating System. In case if your System has infected with .enc file virus, then you should try to remove .enc file virus and also try to know how to get back your encrypted data.
Preparation before starting the procedure to remove .enc file virus
- Before starting the removal process, make sure you have strong backup of your all files. You should have strong backup & recovery tool to insure your files against any data loss.
- You should follow the removal steps in proper ways and to do that you can open the instructions in front of your eyes.
- Be patient while removal process not done and follow the instructions carefully.
Procedure 1: Boot your PC in Safe Mode to isolate and remove .enc file virus
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “msconfig” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Now, go to “Boot” tab
Step 3: Select “Safe Boot > Network” and click on “Apply” and “OK”
Step 4: Click on “Restart” to go into safe mode
Procedure 2: Clean the System Registries, created by .enc file virus on your machine
In most of the cases, .enc file virus (Ransomware) targeted following System registries of Windows machine
To open registry editor and delete any values created by .enc file virus, you can follow the instruction given below
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “regedit” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Once System registry Editor opened, you can freely navigate to “Run and RunOnce” keys whose location are shown above
Step 3: Now, you can remove the value of virus by right clicking on it and removing it
Procedure 3: How to find files created by .enc file virus on your System?
Find files in Windows Operating System (For Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “explorer.exe” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Click on your PC either “My Computer”, “My PC” or “This PC”
Step 3: Now, navigate to search box in top-right of your PC screen and type “file extension” after which type the file extension.
Find files in Windows Operating System (For Windows XP)
Step 1: Click on “Start Menu” icon and then choose “search” preference
Step 2: Now, choose “More Advanced options” from search assistant box
Step 3: After that, type the name of file which you are looking for and click on search button.
Procedure 4: How to restore or recover encrypted files? (Automatic Solution)
We recommended you to please avoid paying any extortion money for decryption and use powerful backup & recovery tool to restore files encrypted by Ransomware. You can easily restore all files locked by Ransomware if you have created backup of your files in some other external storage media drives. In case if you have not created any backup of your data or not backup & recovery software is not available in your computer, then you have to use third-party data recovery tool for creating backup. To do this, follow the instruction given below
Step 1: At first, you need to download “Data Recovery Tool”
Step 2: Now, execute “Data Recovery Setup” carefully by following On-Screen instructions
Step 3: After that, launch the software and scan the PC deeply to retrieve the files encrypted by .enc file virus
Step 4: Now, restore the files encrypted by Ransomware